Publications

2021

peer-reviewed publications

Scholz, K., van Oorsouw, R., Hermsen, S., & Hoogeboom, T. J. (2021). Development and pilot-testing of a behavioural intervention to enhance physical activity in patients admitted to the cardiology ward: a proof-of-concept study. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 1–7. doi:10.1080/21679169.2021.1949038

Meijer, E., Korst, J., Oosting, K., Heemsker, E., Hermsen, S., Willemsen, M., Van den Putte, B., Chavannes, N.H. & Brown, J. (2021). “At least someone thinks I’m doing well”: A real-world evaluation of the quit-smoking app StopCoach for lower socio-economic status smokers. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 16(1). doi:10.1186/s13722-021-00255-5. Available here.

Elbers, S., van Gessel, C., Renes, R.J., van der Lugt, R., Wittink, H., & Hermsen, S. (2021). Innovation in Pain Rehabilitation Using Co-Design Methods During the Development of a Relapse Prevention Intervention: Case Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(1):e18462. doi:10.2196/18462. Available here.

Beyene, K., Chan, A. H. Y., Green, J. A., & Hermsen, S. (2021). Your Covid-19 Risk: Reflections on the Development of the Tool. Health Psychology Bulletin, 5(1), 61–69. doi:10.5334/hpb.28.

professional publications

Hermsen, S., Verhasselt, E., & Van der Linden, S. (2021). SmartWithFood-app helpt bij COVID-19. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Voeding en Dietetiek, 76(1), 44-45. Available here.

preprints ahead of peer-review

Peters, G. Y., Kwasnicka, D., Crutzen, R., ten Hoor, G. A., Varol, T., Berry, E., … Hermsen, S., … Roozen, S. (2021, June 29). The Your COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool and the Accompanying Open Access Data and Materials Repositories. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/b8n5g

2020

peer-reviewed publications

Hermsen, S., Van Essen, A., Van Gessel, C., Bolster, E., Van der Lugt, R. & Bloemen, M. (2020). Are agile design approaches useful in designing for health? A case study. In Christer K., Craig C., & Chamberlain, P., eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Design4Health, 1st-3rd July 2020, vol. 1. Amsterdam: Design4Health, pp. 263–269. Available here.

Van Essen, A., Hermsen, S., Bolster, E., Bloemen, M., Van Gessel, C., & Van der Lugt, R. (2020). Co-designing behaviour change prototypes with paediatric physical therapists: Integrating insights on behaviour and social systems in a participatory design process. In Christer K., Craig C., & Chamberlain, P., eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Design4Health, 1st-3rd July 2020, vol.4. Amsterdam: Design4Health, pp. 59–67. Available here.

Korpershoek, Y.J.G., Hermsen, S., Schoonhoven, L., Schuurmans, M.J., & Trappenburg, J.C. (2020). User-centered design of an mHealth intervention to enhance exacerbation-related self-management in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copilot): a mixed-methods approach. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 (6):e15449. doi:10.2196/15449. Available here.

peer-reviewed conference presentations

Hermsen, S., Arets, D., Oosterwoud, R., & Arentze, M. (2020). Digital Resilience: Developing and evaluating an education strategy to help detect, deal with and act against fake news. Abstract presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6–7 February 2020. Amsterdam: NeFCa. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/K43HW

Hermsen, S., Van Essen, A., Van Gessel, C., Bolster, E., Van der Lugt, R. & Bloemen, M. (2020). Are agile design approaches useful in designing for health? A case study. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Digital Health Conference: Behaviour Change for Health, new and emerging science and technologies. Online, 16–18 September 2020.

Welten, M., Bolster, E., Van Gessel, C., Hermsen, S., Van der Lugt, R., Kotte, E., Van Essen, A., & Bloemen, M. (2020). Warme contacten?! Samenwerking tussen kinderfysiotherapeuten en buurtsportcoaches om sporten en bewegen van kinderen met een beperking te bevorderen. Paper presented at the DSO conference 2020, online, 12 November 2020.

Bolster, E., Van Gessel, C., Welten, M., Hermsen, S., Van der Lugt, R., Kotte, E., Van Essen, A., & Bloemen, M. (2020). Beschrijving van het gebruik van een co-design benadering om een toolbox te creëren om sport en bewegen bij kinderen met een fysieke beperking te stimuleren. Paper presented at the DSO conference 2020, online, 12 November 2020.

preprints

Elbers, S., van Gessel, C., Renes, R.J., van der Lugt, R., Wittink, H., & Hermsen, S. (2020). Innovation in pain management: A case study of using co-design methods during the development of a relapse prevention intervention. JMIR Preprints, 18462. doi: 10.2196/18462

professional publications

Hermsen, S., & Ronteltap, A. (2020). Gedragsverandering. In: De Vries, M., & De Weijer, T. Handboek Leefstijlgeneeskunde. Houten, NL: Bohn Stafleu Van Logchem. ISBN 9789036823234.

2019

peer-reviewed publications

Hermsen, S., Mars, M., Higgs, S., Frost, J., & Hermans, R.C.J. (2019). Effects of eating with an augmented fork with vibrotactile feedback on eating rate and body weight: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16, 90. doi:10.1186/s12966-019-0857-7. Available here.

Open data are available here: https://easy.dans.knaw.nl/ui/datasets/id/easy-dataset:129124. All instruction materials for the study are available here: https://osf.io/753nf/.

Hermsen, S. (2019). Designers should evaluate their work. You say those are scissors you are running with, but do they even cut? The Design Journal, 22(sup1), 2235-2238. doi:10.1080/14606925.2019.1595844. Available here.

Hermsen, S., Ploos van Amstel, D., Van Eijl, T., & Renes, R.J. (2019) From User Insights to Evidence-Based Strategy Selection. Designing for Behaviour Change with the Behavioural Lenses Approach, The Design Journal, 22(sup1), 2179-2183. doi: 10.1080/14606925.2019.1595006. Available here.

peer-reviewed conference presentations

Bolster, E., Hermsen, S., Van der Lugt, R., Kotte, E., Van Gessel, C., Van Essen, A., & Bloemen, M. (2019). Using a participatory design approach to create a toolkit to stimulate physical activity in children with physical disabilities. Paper presented at the European Congress of Paediatric Physiotherapists, Utrecht (NL), 22–23 November 2019.

Bolster, E., Hermsen, S., Elbers, S., Beekhuizen, R., Langeveld V., Bloemen, M. (2019). Does the Behavioural Action Tool improve physical activity coaching by Paediatric Physical Therapists? Poster presented at the European Congress of Paediatric Physiotherapists, Utrecht (NL), 22–23 november 2019.

Elbers, S., Van Gessel, C., Renes, R.J., Wittink, H., & Hermsen, S. (2019). Innovation in pain management: using a participatory design method to develop a relapse prevention. Poster presented at Pain Science in Motion: International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Research Methods in Pain Sciences. Pavona, Italy, 31 May – 2 June 2019.

Hermsen, S., Mars, M., Higgs, S., Frost, J., & Hermans, R.C.J. (2019). Effects of eating with an augmented fork with vibrotactile feedback on eating rate and body weight: a randomized controlled trial. Paper presented at the 5th CBC Digital Health Conference, UCL London, UK, 9–10 April 2019.

Hermsen, S. (2019). Designers should evaluate their work. You say those are scissors you are running with, but do they even cut? Position paper presented at the 13th conference of the European Academy of Design, Dundee, United Kingdom, 10–12 April 2019.

Ploos van Amstel, D., Kelder, I., Bukman, S.,  Hermsen, S., & Renes, R.J. (2019). Op weg naar een veilige schoolomgeving: exploratief onderzoek naar drijfveren en barrières bij haal- en brenggedrag bij ouders van schoolkinderen. Extended abstract presented at the Etmaal voor de Communicatiewetenschap 2019, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Nijmegen, Netherlands: NeFCA. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/t27dp

Hermsen, S., Swaak, J., De Zeeuw, M., & Renes, R.J. (2019). Kernboodschap Beweegrichtlijnen: Hoe laten we meer Nederlanders bewegen? Extended abstract presented at the Etmaal voor de Communicatiewetenschap 2019, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Nijmegen, Netherlands: NeFCA. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/XP3KQ

peer-reviewed conference workshops

Bolster, E., Hermsen, S., Scholtes-Bos, W., & Bloemen, M. (2019). Behavioural Change in Paediatric Physiotherapy: What Moves You?!. Workshop presented at the European Congress of Paediatric Physiotherapists, Utrecht (NL), 22 November 2019.

Hermsen, S., Ploos van Amstel, D., Eijl, T. van, & Renes, R.J. (2019). From User Insights to Evidence-Based Strategy Selection. Designing for Behaviour Change with the Behavioural Lenses Approach. Workshop presented at the 13th conference of the European Academy of Design, Dundee, United Kingdom, 10–12 April 2019.

professional publications

Ludden, G.D.S., & Hermsen, S. (2019). Healthy Eating and Behaviour Change. In: Petermans, A., & Cain, R. (Eds.) Design for Wellbeing: an Applied Approach. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Hermsen, S. (2019). Now You Know: feedback from digital technology to disrupt and change habitual behaviour (Doctoral dissertation). Amsterdam: VU University. Retrieved from http://dare.ubvu.vu.nl/handle/1871/55898.

Hermsen, S. (2019). Hoe zinvol is digitale technologie in de praktijk van de zorgprofessional? Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Voeding en Dietetiek, 74(3).

2018

preprints

Hermsen, S., Mars, M., Higgs, S., Frost, J., & Hermans, R. (2018, December 12). Effects of eating with an augmented fork with vibrotactile feedback on eating rate and body weight: a randomized controlled trial. doi:10.31234/osf.io/n328p
Open data are available here: https://easy.dans.knaw.nl/ui/datasets/id/easy-dataset:129124

peer-reviewed conference presentations

Hermsen, S. (2018). Does feedback from this device change unhealthy habits? Lessons from my PhD project. In: Storni, C., Leahy, K., McMahon, M., Lloyd, P., & Bohemia: E. Proceedings of DRS2018: Design as a catalyst for change. Volume 6, 2524–2539. doi:10.21606/drs.2018.306

Hermsen, S., & Frost, J. (2018). Lessons from a failed attempt at increasing sustained use of a mobile app providing digital feedback on water drinking. Extended abstract presented at the Etmaal voor de Communicatiewetenschap 2018, Ghent, Belgium. Ghent, Belgium: NeFCA. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/9VC42
Open data and syntax are available here: https://osf.io/9vc42/

professional publications

Elbers, S., Hermsen, S., Bloemen, M., Renes, R.J., & Wittink, H. (2018). Gedragslenzen: theorie en toepassing. Een nieuw perspectief op gedragsverandering in de fysiotherapie. Fysiopraxis, 27, 1, 10–15.

2017

peer-reviewed publications

Hermsen, S., Moons, J., Kerkhof, P., Wiekens, C., & De Groot, M. (2017). Determinants for Sustained Use of an Activity Tracker: Observational Study. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 5(10), e164. doi:10.2196/mhealth.7311. Available here. Multimedia appendix available here.

Hermans, R. C. J.*, Hermsen, S.*, Robinson, E., Higgs, S., Mars, M., & Frost, J. H. (2017). The effect of real-time vibrotactile feedback delivered through an augmented fork on eating rate, satiation, and food intake. Appetite, 113, 7–13. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.02.014. Available here.
* shared first authorship
Open data and syntax are available here: https://easy.dans.knaw.nl/ui/datasets/id/easy-dataset:103272

Ploos van Amstel, D., Heemskerk, M., Renes, R. J., & Hermsen, S. (2017). The Value of Agile Methods in Designing for Behavioural Change: A Case Study. The Design Journal, 20(sup1), S681-S690. doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1353014. Available here.

professional publications

Hermans, R. C. J., Juliana, J., & Hermsen, S. (2017). Een ‘slimme vork’ om langzamer te eten. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Voeding & Diëtetiek, 72, 20-21.

peer-reviewed conference presentations

Ploos van Amstel, D., Heemskerk, M., Renes., R.J., & Hermsen, S. (2017). The Value of Agile Methods in Designing for Behavioural Change: A Case Study. Paper presented at the 12th conference of the European Academy of Design, Rome, Italy, April 2017.

Hermsen, S., Moons, J., Kerkhof, P., Wiekens, C., & De Groot, M. (2017). Determinants for Sustained Use of an Activity Tracker. Paper presented at the 3rd CBC Digital Health Conference, UCL London, UK, 23–24 Feb 2017.

Hermsen, S., De Groot, E., Baars, H., Renes, R.J. (2017). Designing and evaluating evidence-based interventions to improve safety motivation and participation in maintenance workers. Paper presented at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (WCSH) 2017. Singapore, 3–6 September 2017.

2016

peer-reviewed publications

Hermsen, S., Frost, J. H., Robinson, E., Higgs, S., Mars, M., & Hermans, R. C. J. (2016). Evaluation of a Smart Fork to Decelerate Eating Rate. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(7), 1066–1068. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2015.11.004. Available here.

Hermans, R. C. J., Hermsen, S., Robinson, E., Mars, M., Higgs, S., & Frost, J. (2016). Take it slow! Using an augmented fork to reduce eating speed: A qualitative user experience study. Appetite, 101, 232. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.112. Abstract only, refers to this paper.

Hermsen S., & Hermans R. C. J. (2016). Take It Slow: can feedback from a smart fork reduce eating speed?. Front. Public Health. Conference Abstract: 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing. doi:10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2016.01.00100. Abstract only, refers to this paper.

Hermsen, S., Frost, J., Renes, R. J., & Kerkhof, P. (2016). Using feedback through digital technology to disrupt and change habitual behavior: A critical review of current literature. Computers in Human Behavior, 57, 61–74. Elsevier Ltd. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.12.023. Available here.

professional publications

Hermsen, S., & Renes, R. J. (2016). Draaiboek Gedragsverandering. Amsterdam, NL: Business Contact. ISBN 9789047009610.

peer-reviewed conference presentations

Hermsen, S. (2016). Using feedback through digital technology to disrupt and change habitual behavior: A critical review of current literature. Paper presented at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Amsterdam, NL, 3 February 2016.

Hermsen, S., & Hermans, R. (2016). Take It Slow: can feedback from a smart fork reduce eating speed? Poster presented at the 2nd CBC Digital Health Conference, UCL London, UK, 22–23 February 2016.

Hermans, R., & Hermsen, S. (2016). Take It Slow: can feedback from a smart fork reduce eating speed? Poster presented at the British Feeding and Drinking Group Annual Meeting, London, UK, April 2016.

Van Essen, A., Hermsen, S., & Jan Renes, R. (2016). Developing a theory-driven method to design for behaviour change: two case studies. In: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds. 2016 Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference, 4, 1323–1337. doi:10.21606/drs.2016.71

Hermsen, S., Van der Lugt, R., Mulder, S., & Renes, R. J. (2016). How I learned to appreciate our tame social scientist : experi-ences in integrating design research and the behavioural sciences. In: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds. 2016 Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference, 4, 1375–1389. doi:10.21606/drs.2016.17

2015

peer-reviewed publications

Hermsen, S., Renes, R. J., Mulder, S., & Van der Lugt, R. (2015). Using the Persuasive By Design-Model to Inform the Design of Complex Behaviour Change Concepts: Two Case Studies. In Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the European Academy of Design. Paris, France: Université Paris Decartes. https://doi.org/10.7190/ead/2015/20. Available here.

professional publications

Hermsen, S., & Renes, R. J. (2015). Ontwerpen voor gedragsverandering, 2nd edition. Utrecht, NL: Ucreate.

peer-reviewed conference presentations

Hermsen, S., Veiligheid op de Werkvloer: het ontwerpen van interventies om veiligheidsmotivatie te vergroten. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Dutch Society for Safety Science (NvVK), Arnhem, NL, 01 April 2015.

Hermsen, S., & Hermans, R., Robinson, E., Mars, M., Higgs, S., & Frost, J. (2015). Take it Slow! Using an augmented fork to reduce eating speed. A qualitative user experience study. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the British Feeding and Drinking Group, Wageningen, NL, 9 April 2015.

Hermsen, S., Mulder, S., Renes, R.J., & Van der Lugt, R. (2015). Using the Persuasive by Design-Model to Inform the Design of Complex Behaviour Change Concepts: Two Case Studies. Paper presented at the 11th Conference of the European Academy of Design, Paris, France, 22 April 2015.

Hermsen, S., & Hermans, R., Robinson, E., Mars, M., Higgs, S., & Frost, J. (2015). Take it Slow! Using an augmented fork to reduce eating speed. A qualitative user experience study. Poster presented at Supporting Health Through Technology conference, Enschedé, NL, 22 May 2015.

2014

peer-reviewed publications

Hermsen, S., Renes, R. J., & Frost, J. (2014). Persuasive by Design : a model and toolkit for designing evidence-based interventions. In Proceedings, Making the Difference: CHI Sparks 2014, (pp. 74–77). The Hague, Netherlands: The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Available here.

professional publications

Hermsen, S., & Renes, R. J. (2014). Ontwerpen voor gedragsverandering. Utrecht, NL: Ucreate.

peer-reviewed conference presentations

Hermsen, S., Renes, R. J., & Frost, J. (2014). Persuasive by Design : a model and toolkit for designing evidence-based interventions. Paper presented at CHI Sparks 2014, Making the difference.  The Hague, NL, April 2014.